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August 4, 2016
Military Veterans to Attend Academic Boot Camp at the University of Arizona
Intensive program helps prepare enlisted veterans for transition from military to four-
Tucson, AZ – For some military veterans, the first day of school at a new college or university is as challenging as a deployment to a foreign country. Immersion in a new culture and reintroduction to a demanding academic environment can make the transition from military to higher education difficult. To ease the transition, the Warrior-
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WSP launched its first program at Yale University in 2012 with nine participants. Since then, WSP has expanded to encompass 12 top schools, including the University of Arizona and is on track to host more than 230 veterans at boot camps across the country in 2016. WSP graduates have gone on to enroll at top schools including Yale University, the University of Michigan, the University of Southern California and Columbia University.
Each WSP boot camp is run by a team of student veterans, and taught by university professors and graduate students. An intensive syllabus composed of both classic and modern scholarly works guides participants as they learn how to frame their ideas in an academic context, think critically, and formulate scholarly arguments. Participants not only learn the subject-
The University of Arizona has a large demographic of veteran and military affiliated students. Its Veterans Education and Transition Services is a nationally recognized model of how to support military veterans as they transition back to civilian life in college.
“That transition for our veterans out of the military and into higher education is critical and that is frequently the point where we lose our student veterans is in that first year,” says Cody Nicholls, Assistant Dean of Students, Military & Veteran Engagement. “So we want to be able to do what we can to make that transition as seamless as possible through the Warrior-
WSP funders and private donors cover the entire cost of the program for participants, excluding travel. Student veterans attending the University of Arizona boot camp will reside in campus housing and attend lectures in various classrooms.
To learn more about the program, visit http://www.warrior-
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